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[audio]MITMAS.965F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course examines the issues, principles, and challenges toward building machines that cooperate with humans and with other machines. Philosophical, scientific, and theoretical insights into this subject will be covered, as well as how these ideas are manifest in both natural and artificial systems (e.g. software agents and robots).
Keywords: cooperative machines; robotics; electrical engineering; manufacture; human interaction; perception; emotion; theory of mind; behavior and the mind; robots; human-machine collaboration; intention and action; teamwork
Downloads: 102
[movies]MITSP.722S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
D-Lab: Development, Design and Dissemination is a design studio course in which students work on international development projects for underserved communities. The class is focused on a participatory, iterative prototyping design process, with particular attention on the constraints faced when designing for developing communities. Students work in multidisciplinary teams on term-long projects in collaboration with community partners, field practitioners, and experts in relevant fields...
Keywords: development project; appropriate technology; sustainable development; intermediate technology; stakeholder analysis; India; Brazil; Honduras; Zambia; Lesotho; Nicaragua; developing country; international development; third world; energy; charcoal; wheelchair; poverty; water; water quality; safe water; water treatment; health; sanitation; AIDS; solar water disinfection
Downloads: 201
[audio]MIT21F.501F09_Readings - MIT OpenCourseWare
These audio files accompany the Readings for Lessons 3-6 in Japanese I (21F.501). Use them to check your pronunciation and comprehension.
Keywords: Mit; OpenCourseWare; Japanese I; pronunciation; comprehension
Downloads: 4,689
[audio]MIT2.71F04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is an introduction to optical science with elementary engineering applications. Topics covered include geometrical optics: ray-tracing, aberrations, lens design, apertures and stops, radiometry and photometry; wave optics: basic electrodynamics, polarization, interference, wave-guiding, Fresnel and Faunhofer diffraction, image formation, resolution, and space-bandwidth product. Emphasis is on analytical and numerical tools used in optical design...
Keywords: optical science; elementary engineering applications; Geometrical optics; ray-tracing; aberrations; lens design; apertures; stops; radiometry; photometry; Wave optics; basic electrodynamics; polarization; interference; wave-guiding; Fresnel; Faunhofer diffraction; image formation; resolution; space-bandwidth product; optical design
Downloads: 164
[audio]MIT 16.885J Aircraft Systems Engineering, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
16.885J offers a holistic view of the aircraft as a system, covering: basic systems engineering; cost and weight estimation; basic aircraft performance; safety and reliability; lifecycle topics; aircraft subsystems; risk analysis and management; and system realization. Small student teams retrospectively analyze an existing aircraft covering: key design drivers and decisions; aircraft attributes and subsystems; and operational experience...
Keywords: aircraft systems; aircraft systems engineering; lifecycle; cost estimation; weight estimation; aircraft performance; aircraft safety; aircraft reliability; subsystems; risk analysis; risk management; system realization; retrospective analysis; key design drivers; design drivers; design decisions; aircraft attributes; operational experience; case study; case studies; air transportation system; air defense system; systems engineering; interface management; interface verification; interface validation; subsystem architecture; performance issues; design closure; complex systems; space shuttle; space systems; NASA; aircraft systems; aircraft systems engineering; lifecycle; cost estimation; weight estimation; aircraft performance; aircraft safety; aircraft reliability; subsystems; risk analysis; risk management; system realization; retrospective analysis; key design drivers; design drivers; design decisions; aircraft attributes; operational experience; case study; case studies; air transportation system; air defense system; systems engineering; interface management; inte
Downloads: 162
[movies]MIT5.301IAP04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is an intensive introduction to the techniques of experimental chemistry and gives first year students an opportunity to learn and master the basic chemistry lab techniques for carrying out experiments. Students who successfully complete the course and obtain a "Competent Chemist" (CC) or "Expert Experimentalist" (EE) rating are likely to secure opportunities for research work in a chemistry lab at MIT...
Keywords: chemistry; experiment; laboratory techniques; purification; transfer and extraction; column chromatography; protein assays; error analysis; NMR; IR; gas chromatography; spectroscopy; UV-Vis; experimental chemistry; original research projects
Downloads: 342
[audio]MIT CMS.801 Media in Transition, Fall 2004 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course centers on historical eras in which the form and function of media technologies were radically transformed. It includes consideration of the "Gutenberg Revolution," the rise of modern mass media, and the "digital revolution," among other case studies of media transformation and cultural change. Readings cover cultural and social history and historiographic methods.
Keywords: Media; mass media; history; Gutenberg; cultural change; cultural history; social history; historiographic method; books; medieval history; codex book; writing; printing; printing press; stage; theater; renaissance; romanticism; modernity; inventions; photography; nineteenth century; image; telegraph; electrification; communication; Morse; Daguerreotype; Fox Talbot; phonograph; sound recording; radio; broadcasting; film; video; cinema; publishing
Downloads: 103
[movies]MIT21F_Kanji - MIT OpenCourseWare
Students studying Japanese at MIT learn new kanji every semester. These videos demonstrate stroke order for over 1000 kanji. They were done by Prof. Saeko Komori of Chubu University; please see the JP Net Kanji Project for more details.
Keywords: Kanji; Japanese; stroke order; MIT; OpenCourseWare
Downloads: 3,599
[audio]MIT 16.01 Unified Engineering I, II, III, & IV, Fall 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
The basic objective of Unified Engineering is to give a solid understanding of the fundamental disciplines of aerospace engineering, as well as their interrelationships and applications. These disciplines are Materials and Structures (M); Computers and Programming (C); Fluid Mechanics (F); Thermodynamics (T); Propulsion (P); and Signals and Systems (S). In choosing to teach these subjects in a unified manner, the instructors seek to explain the common intellectual threads in these disciplines, a...
Keywords: Unified; Unified Engineering; aerospace; CDIO; C-D-I-O; conceive; design; implement; operate; team; team-based; discipline; materials; structures; materials and structures; computers; programming; computers and programming; fluids; fluid mechanics; thermodynamics; propulsion; signals; systems; signals and systems; systems problems; fundamentals; technical communication; graphical communication; communication; reading; research; experimentation; personal response system; prs; active learning; First law; first law of thermodynamics; thermo-mechanical; energy; energy conversion; aerospace power systems; propulsion systems; aerospace propulsion systems; heat; work; thermal efficiency; forms of energy; energy exchange; processes; heat engines; engines; steady-flow energy equation; energy flow; flows; path-dependence; path-independence; reversibility; irreversibility; state; thermodynamic state; performance; ideal cycle; simple heat engine; cycles; thermal pressures; temperatures; linear static networks; loop method; node method; linear dynamic networks; classical methods; state method
Downloads: 216
[movies]MIT21F.501F09_Particle_Exercises - MIT OpenCourseWare
In Japanese I (21F.501), Lesson 3 has exercises to practice numbers, and Lessons 4 and 5 have exercises to practice phrase particles. These audio files are questions for Exercises 3-A, 3-B, 4A-2, 4B-2, 5A-2, and 5B-2.
Keywords: Mit; OpenCourseWare; Japanese I; practice phrase particles
Downloads: 383
[movies]MIT 2.29 Numerical Marine Hydrodynamics, Spring 2003 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is an introduction to numerical methods: interpolation, differentiation, integration, and systems of linear equations. It covers the solution of differential equations by numerical integration, as well as partial differential equations of inviscid hydrodynamics: finite difference methods, boundary integral equation panel methods. Also addressed are introductory numerical lifting surface computations, fast Fourier transforms, the numerical representation of deterministic and random se...
Keywords: numerical methods; interpolation; differentiation; integration; systems of linear equations; differential equations; numerical integration; partial differential; boundary integral equation panel methods; deterministic and random sea waves; Fast Fourier Transforms; finite difference methods; Integral boundary layer equations; numerical lifting surface computations; Numerical representation; numerical solutions; partial differential equations of inviscid hydrodynamics; incompressible fluid mechanics; calculus; complex numbers; root finding; curve fitting; numerical differentiation; numerical errors; panel methods; oscillating rigid objects
Downloads: 187
[audio]MIT21F.104S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is the continuing instruction in spoken and written Chinese, with particular emphasis on consolidating basic conversational skills and improving reading confidence and depth. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to speak Chinese with some fluency on basic conversational topics, achieve a basic level of reading competence within simplified and traditional characters learned plus common compounds, and be able to write short compositions.
Keywords: chinese; languge; mandarin; reading; conversation; writing; culture; china; society; custom
Downloads: 379
[movies]MIT21F.714S03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Spanish for Bilingual Students is an intermediate course designed principally for heritage learners, but which includes other students interested  in specific content areas, such as US Latino immigration, identity, ethnicity, education and representation in the media. Linguistic goals include vocabulary acquisition, improvement in writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills.
Keywords: Spanish; Language; Bilingual; Speak; Writing; Literature; Culture; History; Society; Economics; Politics; Psychology; Philosophy; Spanish; Language; Bilingual; Speak; Writing; Culture; Literature; Hispanic; oral grammar; written gramar; fiction; poetry; Mexican-Americans; Puerto Ricans; Cubans; heritage learners; Latino; immigration; identity; ethnicity; education; vocabulary acquisition; media representation
Downloads: 242
[movies]MIT SP.723 D-Lab: Disseminating Innovations for the Common Good, Spring 2007 - MIT OpenCourseWare
D-Lab III is the third in the trilogy of D-Lab courses, D-Lab III focuses on disseminating innovations among underserved communities, especially in developing countries. Students acquire skills related to building partnerships and piloting, financing, implementing, and scaling-up a selected innovation for the common good. The course is structured around MIT and outside competitions. Teams develop an idea, project or (social) business plan that is "ready to roll" by term's end...
Keywords: development; innovation; technology implementation; third world; developing nations; social business plan; project development; poverty; hygiene; health
Downloads: 115
[movies]MIT 18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.
Keywords: systems of equations; vector spaces; positive definite matrices; matrix theory; linear algebra; determinants; eigenvalues; similarity; least-squares approximations; stability of differential equations; networks; Fourier transforms; Markov processes
Downloads: 2,417
[movies]MIT20.309F06 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course covers sensing and measurement for quantitative molecular/cell/tissue analysis, in terms of genetic, biochemical, and biophysical properties. Methods include light and fluorescence microscopies; electro-mechanical probes such as atomic force microscopy, laser and magnetic traps, and MEMS devices; and the application of statistics, probability and noise analysis to experimental data. Enrollment preference is given to juniors and seniors.
Keywords: DNA analysis; Fourier analysis; FFT; DNA melting; electronics; microscopy; microscope; probes; biology; atomic force microscope; AFM; scanning probe microscope; image processing; MATLAB; convolution; optoelectronics; rheology; fluorescence; noise; detector; optics; diffraction; optical trap; 3D; 3-D; three-dimensional imaging; visualization
Downloads: 1,940
[movies]MIT21F.106S03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is the continuation of 21F105. It is designed to further help students develop sophisticated conversational, reading and writing skills by combining traditional textbook material with their own explorations of Chinese speaking societies, using the human, literary, and electronic resources available at MIT and in the Boston area. Some special features of Chinese society, its culture, its customs and habits, its history, and the psychology of its people are introduced...
Keywords: language; china; mandarin; reading; writing; speaking; comprehension; culture; society; conversational skills; reading skills; Chinese speaking societies; writing skills; Chinese society; Chinese culture; Chinese customs; Chinese history; discussion; composition; network exploration
Downloads: 1,048
[movies]MIT OpenCourseWare 1800 event introduction videos - MIT OpenCourseWare
These videos provide a quick overview of the MIT OpenCourseWare and Highlights for High School programs. They are from the MIT OpenCourseWare 1800 event: Unlocking Knowledge, Empowering Minds: A Milestone Celebration. The event celebrates the publishing of the 1800th course on MIT OpenCourseWare.
Keywords: MIT; Massacusetts Institute of Technoology; OpenCourseWare; OCW; Highlight for High School; 1800 Event; courses; celebration; Unlocking Knowledge; Empowering Minds; milestone
Downloads: 186
[movies]Lec 21 | MIT 7.014 Introductory Biology, Spring 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Topics covered: Mendelian Genetics Instructor:Prof. Graham Walker *Note: This is the correct lecture 21 for 7.014 Spring 2005. The earlier posting was a repeat of lecture 10. The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes,...
Keywords: micro-organisms; geochemistry; geochemical agents; biosphere; bacterial genetics; carbon metabolism; energy metabolism; productivity; biogeochemical cycles; molecular evolution; population genetics; evolution; population growth; biology; biochemistry; genetics; molecular biology; recombinant DNA; cell cycle; cell signaling; cloning; stem cells; cancer; immunology; virology; genomics; molecular medicine; DNA; RNA; proteins; replication; transcription; mRNA; translation; ribosome; nervous system; amino acids; polypeptide chain; cell biology; neurobiology; gene regulation; protein structure; protein synthesis; gene structure; PCR; polymerase chain reaction; protein localization; endoplasmic reticulum; ecology; communities
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[movies]MAS.962 Special Topics: New Textiles, Spring 2010 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This project-based course will explore the future of textiles, focusing particularly on blending rich crafting traditions with new technologies. Topics will include textile-based electronics, textile fabrication, algorithmic pattern design, and composites. We will experiment with a wide range of fibers, yarns, and fabrics including traditional materials like wool and cotton as well as metal fibers and yarns, fusible plastics, papers, and resins...
Keywords: fabric; wearable electronics; weaving; sensors
Downloads: 112
[audio]MIT 12.000 Solving Complex Problems, Fall 2003 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Solving Complex Problems provides an opportunity for entering freshmen to gain first-hand experience with working as part of a team to develop effective approaches to complex problems in Earth system science and engineering that do not have straightforward solutions. The subject includes training in a variety of skills, ranging from library research to Web Design. Each year's course explores a different problem in detail through the study of complimentary case histories and the development of cr...
Keywords: small teams; effective solutions; complex problems; Earth system science and engineering; complementary case histories; creative solution strategies; Web site development; effective written and oral communication; team building
Downloads: 397
[movies]MIT 18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.
Keywords: systems of equations; vector spaces; positive definite matrices; matrix theory; linear algebra; determinants; eigenvalues; similarity; least-squares approximations; stability of differential equations; networks; Fourier transforms; Markov processes
Downloads: 244
[movies]MITSTS.069F02 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Aim is to analyze important current events for what they reveal about the nature and working of our technological world. Starting point is connection between technology and terrorism. Subject also explores how a human-built world can foster insecurity and danger, and how human beings respond. Many invited guests help develop a strong interdisciplinary approach (science, engineering, social science, humanities)...
Keywords: current events; technology; terrorism; danger; technological risk; remediation; sociotechnical systems; imagination of disaster; identity; religion; education
Downloads: 845
[movies]MITHS.AudioSpeakerElectronics - MIT OpenCourseWare
Join me for a hands-on ride through the fundamentals of electronics and acoustics, and the process of loudspeaker design and construction. We will learn about the engineering and art involved throughout music/movie recording and playback, the design and application of everything from microphones to DACs, amplifiers, and speakers. With the aid of computer assisted audio measuring equipment at the MIT Edgerton Center, we will analyze the frequency response and distortion of speaker drivers, and un...
Keywords: Audio; Speaker; Fundamentals; Electronics; Acoustics; High school; Educational Studies program; MIT student developed materials; High school studies program; Music reproduction; Simple circuits; Computer-aided design; Free; Open; Online
Downloads: 1,447
[audio]MIT Combinatorics: The Fine Art of Counting, Summer 2008 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Here you will find a series of question and answers from the teacher of this course, Andrew Sutherland, which introduce the course to the user.
Keywords: Free; open; online; high school; course materials; MIT; Lecture notes; MIT student developed materials; Combinatorics; math; counting; Subsets; Problem Solving; Discrete Probability; Sequences; Graph Theory; proof
Downloads: 2,124
[movies]MIT11.237S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course provides an analytic framework for understanding the roles that gender and race play in defining the work worlds of women and men in our society, including ways in which gender intersects with race and class. The course examines specific workplace-related policies through a gender/race lens, including welfare policy, comparable worth, affirmative action, parental leave policy, child care policy and working time policies...
Keywords: gender; race; work; equity; child care; education; affirmative action; public policy; family; class; poverty; government; structural inequity; labor; economics; market; workplace; comparable worth; politics; 11.237; SP.660
Downloads: 150
[movies]MIT4.303F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
In this class we will examine how the idea of the city has been "translated" by artists, architects, and other diverse disciplines. We will consider how collaborations between artists and architects might provide opportunities for rethinking / redesigning urban spaces. The class will look specifically at planned cities like Brasilia, Las Vegas, Canberra, and Celebration and compare such tabula rasa designs with the redesign of recyclable urban spaces demonstrated in projects such as Ground Zero,...
Keywords: cities; urbanism; artists; architects; collaboration; translation; revitalization; urban space; redistricting; planned cities; development; ground zero; blank slate; interventions; architecture; visual artists; production models; design process
Downloads: 241
[movies]MIT SP.776 Design for Demining - MIT OpenCourseWare
Humanitarian Demining is the process of detecting, removing and disposing of landmines. Millions of landmines are buried in more than 80 countries resulting in more than 10,000 civilian victims every year. MIT Design for Demining is a design course that spans the entire product design and development process from identification of needs and idea generation to prototyping and blast testing to manufacture and deployment...
Keywords: SP.776; SP.786; humanitarian demining; landmines; landmine detection; landmine removal; landmine disposal; landmines in 80 countries; 20; 000 civilian victims per year; MIT Design for Demining; product design; development process; identification of needs; idea generation; prototyping; blast testing; manufacture; deployment; demining community; hand tools; protective gear; safety equipment; educational graphics; teaching materials; field trip; US Army base; demining training
Downloads: 305
[movies]MIT21M.621S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course explores contemporary American theatrical expression as it may be organized around issues of gender and cultural identity. This exploration will include the analysis of performances, scripts, and video documentation, as well as the invention of original documents of theatrical expression. Class lectures and discussions will analyze samples of Native American, Chicano, African American, and Asian American theater, taking into consideration the historical and political context for the ...
Keywords: Theater; Culture; Diversity; Performance; American; African; Asian; Script; Video; Chicano; Native American; Political; Act; Dance; diversity; united states; gender
Downloads: 249
[movies]MITSP.772S05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is based on the work of the MIT-African Internet Technology Initiative (MIT-AITI). MIT-AITI is an innovative approach by MIT students to integrate computers and internet technology into the education of students in African schools. The program focuses upon programming principles, cutting-edge internet technology, free open-source systems, and even an entrepreneurship seminar to introduce students in Africa to the power of information technology in today's world.MIT-AITI achieves this...
Keywords: information technology; IT; global communities; digital divide; MIT-Africa Internet Technology Initiative; MIT-AITI; African countries; Ethiopia; Ghana; Kenya; IT-related issues; java; java server pages; JSP; programming principles; cutting-edge internet technology; free open-source systems; entrepreneurship
Downloads: 157
[movies]MIT 18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.
Keywords: systems of equations; vector spaces; positive definite matrices; matrix theory; linear algebra; determinants; eigenvalues; similarity; least-squares approximations; stability of differential equations; networks; Fourier transforms; Markov processes
Downloads: 236
[audio]Race In America Audio CD - MIT OpenCourseWare
In The Souls of Black Folk (1903), the great cultural critic W. E. B. Du Bois wrote that "...the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line." A century after Du Bois penned those words, most Americans would agree that at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the color line remains one of our most pressing social issues. In this course, we will explore the terrain of race in America by reading the works of writers of color and others concerned with the issue of race, b...
Keywords: race; writing; multiracial; multi-race; mixed-race; multiraciality; multiple descent; hybrid populations; mixed ancestry; race; assimilation; integration; ethnicity; identity; self; heritage; multicultural; mixed heritage; mulato; mestizo
Downloads: 3,033
[movies]MIT3.A24F04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Are you interested in investigating how nature engineers itself? How engineers copy the shapes found in nature ("biomimetics")? This Freshman Seminar investigates why similar shapes occur in so many natural things and how physics changes the shape of nature. Why are things in nature shaped the way they are? How do birds fly? Why do bird nests look the way they do? How do woodpeckers peck? Why can't trees grow taller than they are? Why is grass skinny and hollow? What is the wood science behind m...
Keywords: biomimicry; bird; feather; bone; structure; plant structure; cellular solids; freshman seminar; service learning; biomimetic research; biomimetics; biology; mimetic; physics; nature; natural engineering; wood; tree; tree trunk
Downloads: 365
[movies]MITSP.724F05 - MIT OpenCourseWare
For students and teams who have started a sustainable-development project in D-Lab (SP.776), Product Engineering Processes (2.009), or elsewhere, this class provides a setting to continue developing projects for field implementation. Topics covered include prototyping techniques, materials selection, design-for-manufacturing, field-testing, and project management. All classwork will directly relate to the students' projects, and the instructor will consult on the projects during weekly lab time...
Keywords: solar water disinfection; SODIS; internet kiosk; developing nation; appropriate technology; sustainable development; international development; prototyping; product design; Gantt chart; Pert chart; SWOT; funding; entrepreneurship
Downloads: 235
[audio]MIT 4.367 Studio Seminar in Public Art, Spring 2006 - MIT OpenCourseWare
How do we define Public Art? This course focuses on the production of projects for public places. Public Art is a concept that is in constant discussion and revision, as much as the evolution and transformation of public spaces and cities are. Monuments are repositories of memory and historical presences with the expectation of being permanent. Public interventions are created not to impose and be temporary, but as forms intended to activate discourse and discussion...
Keywords: cities; urbanism; artists; architects; collaboration; translation; revitalization; urban space; redistricting; planned cities; development; ground zero; blank slate; interventions; visual art practice; critical analysis; long-range artistic development; two-dimensional; three-dimensional; time-based media; installations; performance and video; visiting artist presentations; field trips; studio practice; aesthetic analyses; modern art; art history; body; phenomenology; personal space; installation
Downloads: 458
[movies]MIT 6.S079 Nanomaker, Spring 2013 - MIT OpenCourseWare
View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/6-S079S13Instructors: Dr. Katey Lo, Dr. Joseph Summers, Prof. Vladimir BulovicThis collection contains a series of lab and demonstration videos that correspond to the labs conducted during the course. Step-by-step instructions are provided, along with a series of exploratory tests and examples when relevant.License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SAMore information at http://ocw.mit.edu/termsMore courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Keywords: spectrometer; holography; LED; PDMS; microfluidic; doping; piezoelectricity; photovoltaic
Downloads: 329
[movies]MITPE.740S06 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course is intended to provide students with the fundamentals of fencing, including footwork, bladework, bouting and refereeing. It will allow students to develop the ability to analyze a fencing bout, and promotes creativity in applying acquired skills in a fencing bout.
Keywords: fencing; en garde; advance; retreat; lunge; footwork; foil; jump lunge; grip; attack; bladework; simple thrust; fencing salute; right-of-way; fencing actions; disengagements; second intentions; feints
Downloads: 3,380
[movies]MIT 11.965 Reflective Practice: An Approach for Expanding Your Learning Frontiers, IAP 2007 - MIT OpenCourseWare
View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/11-965IAP07 Instructor: Ceasar McDowell, Claudia Canepa, Sebastiao Ferriera The course is an introduction to the approach of Reflective Practice developed by Donald Schön. It is an approach that enables professionals to understand how they use their knowledge in practical situations and how they can combine practice and learning in a more effective way...
Keywords: reflective practice; Donald Schon; Chris Argyris; conceptual innovation; knowledge generation; espoused theory; theory in use; reflection; tacit knowledge; explicit knowledge; learning cycles; reframing; conceptual frameworks; critical moments; experimentation; speculation; modeling; dialogue; theories; action; thinking; virtual worlds; mental model; framing; justice; equality; power; assumptions; intractable controversies; diagrams; reflective practice; Donald Schon; practice; learning; conceptual innovation; cognitive resources; socialization; externalization; combination; internalization; SECI Cycle of Knowledge
Downloads: 3,176
[movies]MIT 16.810 Engineering Design and Rapid Prototyping, IAP 2007 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, design and implement a product, using rapid prototyping methods and computer-aid tools. The first of two phases challenges each student team to meet a set of design requirements and constraints for a structural component. A course of iteration, fabrication, and validation completes this manual design cycle. During the second phase, each team conducts design optimization using structural analysis software, with their phase one prototy...
Keywords: engineering design; rapid prototyping; manufacturing; testing; system components; complex structural parts; hand sketching; CAD; CAD modeling; CAE; CAE analysis; CAM programming; CNC; CNC machining; computer aided design; computer aided; structual testing; multiobjective design; optimization; computational methods; tools; design process; design competition; active learning; hands-on; human creativity; holistic; solidworks; finite element; FEM; FEM analysis; COSMOS; omax; presentation; CDIO
Downloads: 471
[movies]MIT3.052S07 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This course focuses on the latest scientific developments and discoveries in the field of nanomechanics, the study of forces and motion on extremely tiny (10-9 m) areas of synthetic and biological materials and structures. At this level, mechanical properties are intimately related to chemistry, physics, and quantum mechanics. Most lectures will consist of a theoretical component that will then be compared to recent experimental data (case studies) in the literature...
Keywords: biology; biological engineering; cells; AFM; atomic force microscope; nanoindentation; gecko; malaria; nanotube; collagen; polymer; seashell; biomimetics; molecule; atomic; bonding; adhesion; quantum mechanics; physics; chemistry; protein; DNA; bone; lipid
Downloads: 1,375
[movies]MIT 21L.432 Understanding Television, Spring 2003 - MIT OpenCourseWare
The subtitle of this course for the spring 2003 term is "American Television: A Cultural History." The class takes a cultural approach to television's evolution as a technology and system of representation, considering television as a system of storytelling and myth-making, and as a cultural practice, studied from anthropological, literary, and cinematic perspectives. The course focuses on prime-time commercial broadcasting, the medium's technological and economic history, and theoretical perspe...
Keywords: systems of representation; storytelling; myth; cultural practice; anthropology; literature; cinematogaphy; prime-time; commercial broadcasting; media theory; cultural interpretation; 21L.432; CMS.915
Downloads: 4,121
[audio]MIT3.20F03 - MIT OpenCourseWare
Material covered in this course includes the following topics: * Laws of thermodynamics: general formulation and applications to mechanical, electromagnetic and electrochemical systems, solutions, and phase diagrams * Computation of phase diagrams * Statistical thermodynamics and relation between microscopic and macroscopic properties, including ensembles, gases, crystal lattices, phase transitions * Applications to phase stability and properties of mixtures * Computational modeling * Interfaces
Keywords: thermodynamics; mechanical; electromagnetic and electrochemical systems; phase diagrams; Statistical thermodynamics; microscopic and macroscopic properties; ensembles; gases; crystal lattices; phase transitions; phase stability; properties of mixtures; Computational modeling; Interfaces; mechanical; electromagnetic and electrochemical systems; phase stability; properties of mixtures; Computational modeling; Interfaces; Interfaces; Computational modeling; mechanical systems; electromagnetic systems; electrochemical systems; laws of thermodynamics; solutions; microscopic properties; macroscopic properties
Downloads: 156
[audio]MIT 1.050 Solid Mechanics, Fall 2004 - MIT OpenCourseWare
1.050 is a sophomore-level engineering mechanics course, commonly labelled "Statics and Strength of Materials" or "Solid Mechanics I." This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and methods of structural mechanics. Topics covered include: static equilibrium, force resultants, support conditions, analysis of determinate planar structures (beams, trusses, frames), stresses and strains in structural elements, states of stress (shear, bending, torsion), statically indeterminate sy...
Keywords: solid mechanics; engineering design; open ended exercises; matrix analysis of structures; structural mechanics; static equilibrium; force resultants; support conditions; determinate planar structures; beams; trusses; frames; stress; strain; shear; bending; torsion; matrix methods; elastic stability; design exercises; interactive exercises; systems thinking
Downloads: 507
[movies]MIT 1.061 Transport Processes in the Environment, Fall 2008 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This class serves as an introduction to mass transport in environmental flows, with emphasis given to river and lake systems. The class will cover the derivation and solutions to the differential form of mass conservation equations. Class topics to be covered will include: molecular and turbulent diffusion, boundary layers, dissolution, bed-water exchange, air-water exchange and particle transport.
Keywords: river systems; lake systems; scalar transport in environmental flows; momentum transport in environmental flows; stratification in lakes; buoyancy-driven flows; settling and coagulation; air-water exchange; bed-water exchange; phase partitioning; dissolution; boundary layers; molecular diffusion; turbulent diffusion; water transportation; advection; aquatic systems; conservation of mass; derivation; Diffusion; dispersion; environmental flows; instantaneous point source; lakes; mass; transport; particle transport; rivers; scaling; transport; turbulence; water flow
Downloads: 149
[movies]Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution - MIT OpenCourseWare
The Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Dispute Resolution, sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Flora and William Hewlett Foundation, is a two-day conference that brings together dispute resolution professionals and political theorists in the field of deliberative democracy.
Keywords: deliberative democracy; dispute resolution; conflict management; decision making; munipalities; metropolitan areas; policy making; consensus building; implementation of agreements; negotiated settlements; negotiated agreements
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[movies]MITRES21F.01S10_KATAKANA_EXERCISES - MIT OpenCourseWare
Learning katakana is an important part of reading and speaking Japanese. These materials were developed as part of the Japanese curriculum at MIT for students of all levels to learn and review. Students and instructors are encouraged to incorporate them directly or as supplements in their study of Japanese. This collection contains: audio files for reading exercises. View the complete resource at http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-21f-01-kana-spring-2010/
Keywords: katakana; reading exercises; listening; pronunciation; MIT OpenCourseWare
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[movies]MIT4.366S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
This advanced video class serves goes into greater depth on the topics covered in 4.351 , Introduction to Video. It also will explore the nature and function of narrative in cinema and video through exercises and screenings culminating in a final project. Starting with a brief introduction to the basic principles of classical narrative cinema, we will proceed to explore strategies designed to test the elements of narrative: story trajectory, character development, verisimilitude, time-space con...
Keywords: movies; filmmaking; digital video; storytelling; modern art; media; computerized editing; personal story; emotional art; Fluxus; Bill Viola; digital representation; story trajectory; character development; verisimilitude; time-space continuity; viewer identification; suspension of disbelief; closure; narrative cinema; speculative biography; conceptual video; the fake; the remake; domestic ethnography
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[movies]MIT 4.112 Architecture Design Fundamentals I: Nano-Machines, Fall 2012 - MIT OpenCourseWare
View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/4-112F12 Instructor: Juanita Ballesteros This page features selected student works from the studio. Processing sketches, which develop dynamically and are interactive to mouse-overs and mouse-clicks, are also included for Project 1 as part of the students' productions. Video demos of the sketches are provided. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu
Keywords: processing; architecture; code; precedent; cancer; cell; distortion; network; reaction; node; chitin; strand; spider web; deformation
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[movies]MIT11.229S04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
The purpose of this seminar is to expose the student to a number of different types of writing that one may encounter in a professional career. The class is an opportunity to write, review, rewrite and present a point of view both orally and in written form.
Keywords: different types of writing; write; review; rewrite and present your point of view both orally and in written form; peer review; communicate complex ideas; in-class writing
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[movies]MIT9.913F04 - MIT OpenCourseWare
The applications of pattern recognition techniques to problems of machine vision is the main focus for this course. Topics covered include, an overview of problems of machine vision and pattern classification, image formation and processing, feature extraction from images, biological object recognition, bayesian decision theory, and clustering.
Keywords: comonent analysis; PCA; ICA; fourier analysis; vision; machine vision; pattern matching; pattern analysis; pattern recognition; scene analysis; tracking; feature extraction; color; color space; clustering; bayesian decisions; gesture recognition; action recognition; image processing; image formation; density estimation; classification; morphable models; component analysis
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